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security agency said european allies have been spying on u.s. leaders as well. but keith alexander said media reports that american agents collected data on millions of telephone calls in europe were completely false. >> this is not information that we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries. >> media reports say the nsa tapped german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone and monitored the communications of other foreign leaders. the reporters based their stories on information provided by former u.s. intelligence contractor edward snowden. the spying allegations have forced officials in the white house to promise changes to how they gather information. >>> u.s. forces are trying to break up a group of militants in east africa linked to al qaeda. they've killed two members of al shabaab in a drone strike. the militant group is based in southern somalia. interior ministry officials there said two of its members
the nation's top spy chief. the head of the national security agency denied reports of phone tapping of foreign citizens and told house members the nsa would rather take a beating in the media than give up a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the house intelligence committee. they defended the job the agencies do to keep america and her allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst, edward snowden. documents he leaked showed phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens. testimony of keith alexander and others told the committee the content is secret in a lock box unless there is a link to terrorism. th
website problems. and then also with the national security agency and the spying surveilance of our allies. >> uh-huh. >> there have been criticisms of him as disengaged. were you. >> that is the furthest from the truth about the president. i used to see him every morning. i used to see him hip every morning, three or four times during the day and every evening before he went out. when i see him every morning, had read all the material that was presented to him by everybody and he knew going into the meeting what the assumption of the other side of the argument was, why he wanted to -- he had exactly what questions he wanted whether it was on economic policy or any particular foreign policy. so the idea that he would be disinengaged is unless something happened, i've never seen in the two years of intensity that i was there, i just don't buy it. >> van jones and newt gingrich still with us. you worked with the president. do you agree with rahm emanuel. >> famously well prepared. frighteningly well prepared. everybody in that building if you wrote it, he was going to read it. the idea he's
. >> reporter: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >> yes. >> reporter: alexander denied stories based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that the n.s.a. has collected the phone numbers of millions of citizens in france, spain, and italy. alexander said that data was passed to the u.s. by european intelligence agencies. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collect the on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of u.s. phone records but intelligence warned today, scott, that could put the country at higher risk. >> pelley: they made history agai
website problems. and then also with the national security agency and the spying surveillance of our allies. there have been criticisms of him as disengaged. were you -- >> that is the furthest from the truth about the president. i used to see him every morning. i used to see him every morning, three or four times during the day, and every evening before i went out. when i see him every morning, he had read all the material that was presented to him by everybody. and he knew going into the meeting what the assumption of the other side of the argument was, why he wanted to -- exactly what question said he wanted about whether it was on economic policy or foreign policy, so the idea that he would be disengaged is unless something happened, i have never seen in the two years of intensity when i was there, i just don't buy it. >> so a very forceful defense of president obama by his first white house chief of staff. one other thing that was interesting is mayor emanuel when he was chief of staff, brooke, he was very open about suggesting that there not be this very ambitious widespread at
phone calls by millions of europeans. the national security agency director alexander testified yesterday on capitol hill that european spy agencies shared those records with the u.s. >> to be perfectly clear this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> at another hearing, national sbel intelligence directors was asked about monitoring allies. he said american friends spy on the united states. >> some of this reminds me of the classic movie casablanca. there's gambling going on here. it's the same thing. >>> john miller is here. >> good morning. clapper used the same one i used monday. either we think a like or he's a viewer. >> which is it? >> in the name of full discloe disclosure disclosure, he was my old boss before this job. >> let's get to the point. we do it to them; they do it to us. is there something special aboutnyabout germany and chancellor merkel that makes them want to pay more attention to her? >>
by the national security agency. >>> also new this morning, the government just told us how much social security payments will go up next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. that's -- 1.5%. that's one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the government shutdown. >>> 8:489. san francisco's old mint is being used as a haunted house. the 140-year-old landmark was rented out for the week and turned into a paid halloween attraction. complete with a room gulf ghosts and goblins. the mint is managed by the nonprofit museum and historic society. they hope to turn it into a city museum one day but until then, they went it out in an effort to pay the bills. >> all right, tori. >>> 8:50. in a serious way, it's been a scary commute. a lot of crashes, tara. >> quite a few fender-benders this morning. they've been scattered all over the south bay, hayward, oakland and now san francisco. if we take a look at the maps, you can see 101 southbound at the sierra point offramp
on cardinals as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. an italian magazine says the national security agency listened in to telephone calls in and out of the vatican. the latest allegations come as spain's prime minister grows a growing list of allies, furious over spying on leaders. if true, he says, this activity is inappropriate is unacceptable. >> a spanish newspaper reports nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in spain in just one month. >> it is disgusting. america is friends when it's convenient, he says. france and germany are also demanding an explanation. german chancellor angela merkel is investigating reports that the u.s. has been monitoring her cell phone for years. alphonso van marsh, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the vatican says if the allegations are true, it is an embarrassing blow to an institution famous for its cloak-and-dagger-like secrecy. >>> a new report is out today on the deadly shooting at the washington navy regard -- yard. and it criticized the response to the chaos. kai is live in the newsroom with the new developments. >> the new report says con
reports surfaced the u.s. tapped personal cell phone of the germ man chancellor, national security council claims they have agreed to intensify cooperation between their country's intelligence services yet there is still intense skepticism. >> trust issues remain. >> reporter: abc news news learned intel agencies listened in on allies >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid u.s. foreign purposes. >> reporter: claiming it's for security purposes a rationale some european officials feel can only go so far. >> we must find a balance between security and privacy. >> of course, it's being questioned here at home as well. republicans and democrats calling for a congressional review of the nsa practices. marcy gonzales, abc news, new york. >> house and senate negotiators began crafting a compromise foreign bill that would include cuts to the food stamp programs. on friday, a family of four receiving food stamps will receive $36 less per month. food stamps now cost $80 combrinl a year. house farm bill cutting food stamps and change eligibility and work requirements the senate bill cutting a
keith alexander told the house committee, house intelligence committee what the security agency does is legal and helps defend the nation. alexander said he would rather take a public beating than stop a program that presents a terrorist attack. >>> it has been five months since the world first came to know edwards snowden and a lot has changed since then, especially for the people who helped leak the information. jonathan betz has a look at that story. >> it's a global story that began in the summer with edward snowden. he is now in asylum in russia but the scandal keeps unfolding because he reported handed over almost all of his secrets to two journalists, greenwald who is based in brazil. he keeps breaking stories printed in papers all over the world, usually until countries where they will make the biggest splash. greenwald works as a columnist for the guardian. on thursday, he is leaving that british paper to help start a new journalistic venture funded by the founder of ebay. that site will likely continue revealing nsa stories. his reporting partner will join him there. she wa
the national security agency listened in on angela merkel's private calls. >>> congressional negotiators will try to find a compromise on the budget. house and senate negotiators sitting down today for the first formal negotiations to sign a budget deal before the temporary budget expires on january 15. >> the cardinals are waking up in boston this morning after spending 7 hours on the tarmac in st. louis. a mechanical problems grounded the team's chartered plane and delta airline officials said it took tyke to get a crew and plane that was the right size. tonight is game 6 in the world series. >>> hundreds of people packing a church in santa rosa to mourn the death of 13-year-old andy lopez yesterday. he was killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputies last week who thought lopez was carrying a real gun but it was a pellet gun. a bill may pass that will require all tower guns to look like toys to make them translucent or colored. >>> about 100 people are searching for a san jose man missing since headed for the sierra to mine for gold. 65-year-old walter steever left on his trip a week
of the national security agency says reports of widespread phone tapping overseas are not true. meanwhile, a proposed bill in congress would sale back some of the n.a.a.'s powers. >> confident and almost defiant, the nation's top spy chiefs made no apologies, vigorously defending the job they do to keep america and its allies safe. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forget this. they continued to try. >> the work of the n.s.a. is under fire, because of revelations by former n.s.a. analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the n.s.a. has been collecting phone calls and text messages of millions of american citizens. the author of the patriot act has proposed a new law called the freedom act aimed at ending the sweeping phone tapping program. the act would stop drag net collection of phone calls of american citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is targeted and appoint a special advocate to the super secret fisa courts to protect privacy rights. natio
in europe over spine by the national security agency or secretly supplied to the u.s. by european intelligence services, not the nsa. that is the headline in the washington post. nsa chief says the phone allegations are false. nato allies correct -- collected records and share them with the united states. the nsa director yesterday in that testimony saying that the allies were working with the nsa and some of that information was collected by the nsa itself. if you missed that, go to our video library on c-span.org and you can watch it there. director of national intelligence, james clapper yesterday, talking about what they are trying to do to assure the american public that the intelligence community is making appropriate use of these spying tools. [video clip] .> we had an alarm go off over the past months, i have declassified a series of documents related to section 702 of the fisa. to inform thehat public. the public interest in these documents out ways the additional damage to national security. these documents let our citizens see the seriousness, rigor with which the fisa
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